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AssureRx Adds New CEO
Date:6/9/2009

Experienced Executive to Lead Personalized Medicine Company in Next Phase of Growth

CINCINNATI, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AssureRx, a personalized medicine company, announced today that James S. Burns has joined the Mason-based company as its new President and CEO.

Burns comes to AssureRx with more than 30 years of executive experience in the strategic management of science and technology for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotech companies. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Maryland-based EntreMed Inc., a public clinical-stage pharmaceuticals company developing drugs for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Previously, he was a co-founder and president of MedPointe Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceuticals company that develops, markets, and sells branded prescription pharmaceuticals. He also was founder and managing director of MedPointe Capital Partners, a private equity firm that led the buyout of a New York Stock Exchange company to form MedPointe Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Burns was also a founder, chairman, president and CEO of Osiris Therapeutics Inc., a public biotech company developing therapeutic stem-cell products for the regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues. Previously, he was a founding general partner of Healthcare Ventures LP, a venture capital partnership specializing in forming companies built around new pharmaceutical and biotechnology products; a group president at Becton Dickinson and Co.; and a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm.

"We are thrilled to have a person of Jim's caliber leading the company into the next phase of its growth. His depth and breadth of experience as CEO of successful early-stage health care companies po
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